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Novice Fleet

Novice Fleet Skippers

Join the Cup Fleet during each race and regatta. The NYC Race Captain will host a special briefing for first-time racers just after each skippers meeting (see schedule below for dates, times, and location).

Out on the water, after watching the Cup Fleet start their race, you’ll get to practice a start and even head for the first mark. The Race Captain will walk everyone through each step. No pressure!  Register below as a Novice Fleet Skipper and join us at the skippers meeting with your crew. We’ll take it from there!

Novice Fleet Crew

Want to participate but don't have a boat? Register as part of the Novice Fleet Club Crew. During each Cup Fleet race, an experience racing Skipper will take up to 4 crew members on our Catalina 22. You'll get to practice starts with the Novice Fleet and work on your skills. Previous sailing experience is required. Registration fees cover the entire regatta series. Current Club members can register below as a Novice Fleet Club Crew.

Not sure if you're eligible to register to compete alongside the Cup Fleet? Check out the table below!

 Requirement/Registration Type Cup Fleet Skipper  Novice Fleet Skipper  Novice Fleet Club Crew 
 Need Your Own Boat?  Yes  Yes   No
 Previous Sailing Experience?  Yes   Yes  Yes
 Previous Racing Experience?  Yes  No  No

Novice Fleet Training

Have your own boat and want an experienced racing skipper to coach you onboard? Or are you a Cup Series skipper who is looking for extra crew? Novice Fleet Training days are a great opportunity to learn a few new tricks or recruit new crew. Novice Skippers register below. Skipper Coaches and Skippers looking to recruit crew, register on the Skippers Only page. Are you a Club member hoping to crew on Novice Fleet Training days? Join us at our General Meetings and get to know some of our Club skippers who might be looking for crew! 

Novice Fleet Events

    • Saturday, September 28, 2024
    • Saturday, October 12, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    After the summer heat we need races in the cooler temps.  The fall series takes advantage of non-blistering air temperatures and the still warm water temperature. If you have time take a swim between races.

    Cup Fleet points count towards the Commodore's Cup.

    2024 Fall Series Regatta Notice of Races

    2024 Fall Series Regatta Sailing Instructions

    Questions about racing? Contact us at info@nevadayachtclub.org

    • Sunday, September 29, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Want to compete in Fleet-Cup racing but feel like you don't have the experience? This is the race for you!

    Novice Fleet skippers will be assigned a experienced Skipper Coach to help you learn the ropes, including the start sequence, racing rules, and race strategies.

    Are you an experienced race skipper who would like to help new skippers (or new crew) develop their racing skills? Check out to Skipper's page to register.

    • Sunday, October 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Want to compete in Fleet-Cup racing but feel like you don't have the experience? This is the race for you! Novice Fleet Races will be conducted just like the Cup Fleet except races will not be scored.

    Unlike Novice Fleet training days, this Novice Fleet Race will held without Coaches!

    • Sunday, October 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Want to compete in Fleet-Cup racing but feel like you don't have the experience? This is the race for you!

    Novice Fleet skippers will be assigned a experienced Skipper Coach to help you learn the ropes, including the start sequence, racing rules, and race strategies.

    Are you an experienced race skipper who would like to help new skippers develop their racing skills? Check out to Skipper's page to register.

    • Saturday, October 19, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 20, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    This 70-mile round trip multi-day, multi-leg, point-to-point race with an overnight stop over at the Temple Bar Marina is a club favorite. 

    This is a great event for Cruisers to tag along with the racing fleet and join the festivities on Saturday night. Most crews will fire up the BBQ for dinner and camp on their boats. Many crews will book a hotel room at the Temple Bar Resort Marina.

    Overnight docking fees are in additional to the registration fee and are payable to the Temple Bar Marina.

    Registration for all participating boats is required.

    Cup Fleet points count towards the Commodore's Cup.

    2024 Ostrom Cup Notice of Races

    2024 Ostrom Cup Sailing Instructions


    Questions about racing? Contact us at info@nevadayachtclub.org

    • Saturday, November 02, 2024
    • Sunday, November 03, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Nevada has a history of mining the regattas are named to nod the history of the state. The gold cup is a two-day weekend regatta (Saturday and Sunday).

    Cup Fleet points count towards the Commodore's Cup.

    2024 Gold Cup Regatta Notice of Races

    2024 Gold Cup Regatta Sailing Instructions

    Questions about racing? Contact us at info@nevadayachtclub.org

    • Saturday, November 09, 2024
    • Saturday, November 16, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Lake Mead Marina, 490 Horsepower Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
    Register

    Join the Most Exciting Racing Action on Lake Mead!


    Last series of the season.  Bundle up and prepare to get wet.

    Cup Fleet points count towards the Commodore's Cup.

    2024 Frostbite Regatta Notice of Races

    2024 Frostbite Regatta Sailing Instructions

    Questions about racing? Contact us at info@nevadayachtclub.org

Past Events

Saturday, June 08, 2024 Spring Ostrom Cup Regatta - Temple Bar - CANCELED
Saturday, March 23, 2024 Spring Series Regatta
Saturday, March 09, 2024 Silver Cup Regatta
Sunday, January 28, 2024 Novice Fleet Training
Saturday, January 13, 2024 Winter Series Regatta


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